Seeing Is Believing

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I recently asked Charlie about the importance of a fully furnished model home. Simms Development communities have always featured decorated models. In fact, merchandised models have been an industry standard for decades. Still, they can be expensive and time consuming to create. So why bother? His response: “Home buyers have to be able to visualize their lives in this space. …

Residents at The Cottages Live La Dolce Vita

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On February 21st, the Highlands at Yankee Trace’s Social Committee hosted their first homeowner event of the year.  “Viva Italia Feast and Game Night” was another huge success for this warm and welcoming community. Held at the Yankee Trace Community Center, the evening  was very well attended. All present enjoyed socializing, eating their fill, and playing games late into the …

Simms Rolls Out New One Bedroom Plan Downtown

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The Brickstone is our newest floorplan at Patterson Place in downtown Dayton. This 3 level townhome features a stylish open floorplan as well as all the urban flare home buyers have come to expect from Charles Simms Development. What makes the Brickstone unique is its status as the first one-bedroom plan Simms has offered in several years. The Brickstone’s master …

Expect More

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Every major industry has its conventions and trade shows, but nobody does it better than the National Association of Homebuilders. The NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS) is the largest light construction exposition in the world. If you like numbers, here are just a few from IBS 2014 in Las Vegas: 1,700 exhibitors. 75,000 attendees from 19 countries. 650,000 square feet …

Charlie Teaches Local Students a Lesson in Success

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A solid building requires a strong foundation. This simple truth guides more than just our working lives. It can be the inspiration for community service and social change. In that spirit, Charlie Simms recently taught a high school class at the Dayton Early College Academy. DECA is a non-traditional charter high school focused on preparing first-generation urban students to go …

Simms Fulfills Pledge to Habitat for Humanity

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It is the right of every human being to have a decent place to live. But for many of our neighbors, safe and affordable housing is a dream that remains out of reach. This is a problem of particular concern to homebuilders. We understand better than most how vital housing is to the safety of our families and the economic …

New Community Video Tours Go Live

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We all like brand new things, right? Everyone loves shiny new toys, new friends, or a new installment of our favorite TV show, just to name a few. Charles Simms Development has just introduced a series of shiny new video tours for you to enjoy. Just visit our website at simmsdev.com. On each Community page, you’ll find a new video …

Rubicon Square Welcomes New Park

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December 8, 2013—A brand new park is now complete between Rubicon Square and Miami Valley Hospital. This one-acre green space includes walking paths and benches; next spring the landscaped beds will host colorful annuals. The park will provide a restful nature area for our urban residents for years to come.